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The Harvard Classics / Dr. Eliot's Five Foot Shelf

The Harvard Classics, originally known as Dr. Eliot's Five Foot Shelf, is a 51-volume anthology of classic works from world literature, compiled and edited by Harvard University president Charles W. Eliot and first published in 1909. The most comprehensive and well-researched anthology of all time comprises both the 50-volume "5-foot shelf of books" and the the 20-volume Shelf of Fiction. Together they cover every major literary figure, philosopher, religion, folklore and historical sub...



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PIMS - University of Toronto
by Machiavelli, Niccolò, 1469-1527; Ricci, Luigi
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Topics: Political science, Political ethics
University of Toronto - John M. Kelly Library
by Hippocrates; Heraclitus, of Ephesus; Jones, W. H. S. (William Henry Samuel), 1876-1963; Potter, Paul, 1944-; Withington, E. T. (Edward Theodore); Smith, Wesley D., 1930-
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eye 27,710
favorite 45
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Hoeniger, F. David
Topics: Hippocrates, Medicine, Medicine, Greek and Roman
Boston College Library
by Eliot, Charles William, 1834-1926
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eye 20,340
favorite 54
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v. 1. Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin; Journal of John Woolman; Fruits of Solitude/William Penn--v. 2. Apology, Phaedo and Crito/Plato; Golden sayings of Epictetus; Meditations of Marcus Aurelius--v. 3. Essays, civil and moral, and The new Atlantis/Francis Bacon; Areopagitica and Tractate on education/John Milton; Religio Medici/Sir Thomas Browne--v. 4. Complete poems of John Milton--v. 5. Essays and English traits/R. W. Emerson--v. 6. Poems and songs of Robert Burns--v. 7. Confessions of...
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Topic: Literature
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Hobbes, Thomas, 1588-1679; Pogson Smith, W. G. (William George)
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eye 19,835
favorite 30
comment 0
Topics: Political science, State, The
New York Public Library
by Aesop; Vernon Jones, V. S. (Vernon Stanley); Rackham, Arthur, 1867-1939, ill
texts
eye 16,680
favorite 58
comment 0
Topic: Fables
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Dana, Richard Henry, 1815-1882
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eye 3,988
favorite 5
comment 0
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Topics: Voyages and travels, Sailors
Canadian Libraries
by Eliot, Charles W. (Charles William), 1834-1926
texts
eye 15,180
favorite 8
comment 0
Topic: Literature -- Collections
University of Toronto - John M. Kelly Library
by Marcus Aurelius, Emperor of Rome, 121-180; Casaubon, Meric, 1599-1671
texts
eye 11,370
favorite 19
comment 0
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Darwin, Charles, 1809-1882
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eye 7,484
favorite 14
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Topics: Beagle Expedition (1831-1836), Geology, Natural history, Voyages around the world, South America --...
Canadian Libraries
by Eliot, Charles W. (Charles William), 1834-1926
texts
eye 6,584
favorite 1
comment 0
Topic: Literature -- Collections
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Milton, John, 1608-1674; Hales, John W. (John Wesley), 1836-1914
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eye 9,952
favorite 10
comment 0
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Topic: Freedom of the press
New York Public Library
by Grimm, Jacob, 1785-1863; Grimm, Wilhelm, 1786-1859; Bell, R. Anning, ill
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eye 9,994
favorite 69
comment 0
A collection of forty-nine tales by the Grimm brothers
Topics: Fairy tales, Folklore -- Germany
The Harvard Classics- Individual Entries
texts
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favorite 3
comment 0
Book digitized by Google and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb.
Source: http://books.google.com/books?id=ewAIAAAAIAAJ&oe=UTF-8
Canadian Libraries
by Eliot, Charles W. (Charles William), 1834-1926
texts
eye 5,299
favorite 2
comment 0
Topic: Literature -- Collections
Cornell University Library
by Euripides; Murray, Gilbert, 1866-1957
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eye 2,322
favorite 2
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California Digital Library
by Shelley, Percy Bysshe, 1792-1822; Forman, Alfred, 1840-1925; Forman, H. Buxton (Harry Buxton), 1842-1917; Todhunter, John, 1839-1916
texts
eye 8,401
favorite 5
comment 0
Microopaque
Topic: Cenci, Beatrice, 1577-1599
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California Digital Library
by Voltaire, 1694-1778
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eye 2,644
favorite 3
comment 0
Topics: English literature -- 18th century History and criticism, Great Britain -- Intellectual life, Great...
Canadian Libraries
by Eliot, Charles W. (Charles William), 1834-1926
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eye 6,199
favorite 3
comment 0
Topic: Literature -- Collections
Canadian Libraries
by Eliot, Charles W. (Charles William), 1834-1926
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comment 0
Topic: Literature -- Collections
The Library of Congress
by Sheridan, Richard Brinsley, 1751-1816; Webster, Hanson Hart, 1877- [from old catalog] ed
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eye 15,293
favorite 4
comment 0
Princeton Theological Seminary Library
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favorite 1
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At head of title: Musica ecclesiastica
Topic: Thomas, à Kempis, 1380-1471
University of Toronto - John M. Kelly Library
by Plutarch; Perrin, Bernadotte
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v. 1. Theseus and Romulus. Lycurgus and Numa. Solon and Publicola -- v. 2. Themistocles and Camillus. Aristides and Cato Major. Cimon and Lucullus -- v. 3. Pericles and Fabius Maximus. Nicias and Crassus -- v. 4. Alcibiades and Coriolanus. Lysander and Sulla -- v. 5. Agesilaus and Pompey. Pelopidas and Marcellus -- v. 6. dion and Brutus. Timoleon and Aemilius Paulus -- v. 7. Demosthenes and Cicero. Alexander and Caesar -- v. 8. Sertorios and Eumenes. Phocion and Cato the Younger -- v. 9....
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Canadian Libraries
by Eliot, Charles W. (Charles William), 1834-1926
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favorite 3
comment 0
Topic: Literature -- Collections
Canadian Libraries
by Eliot, Charles W. (Charles William), 1834-1926
texts
eye 9,472
favorite 8
comment 0
Topic: Literature -- Collections
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by More, Thomas, Sir, Saint, 1478-1535; Robinson, Ralph, b. 1521; Roper, William, 1496-1578; Lumby, J. Rawson (Joseph Rawson), 1831-1895
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eye 4,133
favorite 5
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Topic: Utopias
Princeton Theological Seminary Library
texts
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favorite 9
comment 0
Topics: Equality, Natural law, Political science
Boston College Library
by Eliot, Charles William, 1834-1926
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v. 1. Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin; Journal of John Woolman; Fruits of Solitude/William Penn--v. 2. Apology, Phaedo and Crito/Plato; Golden sayings of Epictetus; Meditations of Marcus Aurelius--v. 3. Essays, civil and moral, and The new Atlantis/Francis Bacon; Areopagitica and Tractate on education/John Milton; Religio Medici/Sir Thomas Browne--v. 4. Complete poems of John Milton--v. 5. Essays and English traits/R. W. Emerson--v. 6. Poems and songs of Robert Burns--v. 7. Confessions of...
Topic: Literature
Canadian Libraries
by Eliot, Charles W. (Charles William), 1834-1926
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eye 5,396
favorite 2
comment 0
Topic: Literature -- Collections
Canadian Libraries
by Eliot, Charles W. (Charles William), 1834-1926
texts
eye 5,269
favorite 1
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Topic: Literature -- Collections
Canadian Libraries
by Eliot, Charles W. (Charles William), 1834-1926
texts
eye 4,618
favorite 1
comment 0
Topic: Literature -- Collections
California Digital Library
texts
eye 2,030
favorite 4
comment 0
University of Toronto - John M. Kelly Library
by Froissart, Jean, 1338?-1410?; Berners, John Bourchier, Lord, 1466 or 7-1533; Macaulay, G. C. (George Campbell), 1852-1915
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eye 14,399
favorite 6
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Topics: Hundred Years' War, 1339-1453, Europe -- History 476-1492
Canadian Libraries
by Eliot, Charles W. (Charles William), 1834-1926
texts
eye 5,346
favorite 1
comment 0
Topic: Literature -- Collections
Canadian Libraries
by Eliot, Charles W. (Charles William), 1834-1926
texts
eye 5,766
favorite 2
comment 0
Topic: Literature -- Collections
Canadian Libraries
by Eliot, Charles W. (Charles William), 1834-1926
texts
eye 6,235
favorite 5
comment 0
Topic: Literature -- Collections
Canadian Libraries
by Eliot, Charles W. (Charles William), 1834-1926
texts
eye 6,851
favorite 3
comment 0
Topic: Literature -- Collections
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Woolman, John, 1720-1772; Whittler, John Greenleaf, 1807-1892
texts
eye 3,970
favorite 6
comment 0
Canadian Libraries
by Eliot, Charles W. (Charles William), 1834-1926
texts
eye 8,300
favorite 7
comment 0
Topic: Literature -- Collections
Canadian Libraries
by Eliot, Charles W. (Charles William), 1834-1926
texts
eye 5,152
favorite 2
comment 0
Topic: Literature -- Collections
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790
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eye 7,943
favorite 11
comment 0
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Canadian Libraries
by Eliot, Charles W. (Charles William), 1834-1926
texts
eye 5,735
favorite 5
comment 0
Topic: Literature -- Collections
26
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
texts
eye 1,308
favorite 1
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26
Topic: English drama -- Early modern and Elizabethan, 1500-1600
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Cicero, Marcus Tullius
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eye 4,992
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[pt. 3] Translation
The Harvard Classics
by Herodotus; Tacitus, Cornelius; Nichols, Philip, 16th cent; Pretty, Francis; Biggs, Walter, d. 1585?; Haies, Edward, fl. 1580; Raleigh, Walter, Sir, 1552?-1618; Macaulay, G. C. (George Campbell), 1852-1915; Gordon, Thomas, d. 1750, tr
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An account of Egypt, by Herodotus, tr. by G.C. Macaulay.--Tacitus on Germany, tr. by T. Gordon.--Sir Francis Drake revived, by P. Nicols.--Sir Francis Drake's famous voyage round the world, by F. Pretty.--Drake's great Armada, by Captain W. Biggs.--Sir Humphrey Gilbert's voyage to Newfoundland, by E. Hayes.--The discovery of Guiana, by Sir W. Raleigh
Topic: Voyages and travels
Boston College Library
by Eliot, Charles William, 1834-1926
texts
eye 7,069
favorite 17
comment 0
v. 1. Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin; Journal of John Woolman; Fruits of Solitude/William Penn--v. 2. Apology, Phaedo and Crito/Plato; Golden sayings of Epictetus; Meditations of Marcus Aurelius--v. 3. Essays, civil and moral, and The new Atlantis/Francis Bacon; Areopagitica and Tractate on education/John Milton; Religio Medici/Sir Thomas Browne--v. 4. Complete poems of John Milton--v. 5. Essays and English traits/R. W. Emerson--v. 6. Poems and songs of Robert Burns--v. 7. Confessions of...
Topic: Literature
Canadian Libraries
by Eliot, Charles W. (Charles William), 1834-1926
texts
eye 6,490
favorite 2
comment 0
Topic: Literature -- Collections
Canadian Libraries
by Eliot, Charles W. (Charles William), 1834-1926
texts
eye 5,781
favorite 3
comment 0
Topic: Literature -- Collections
California Digital Library
by Andersen, H. C. (Hans Christian), 1805-1875
texts
eye 6,833
favorite 25
comment 0
Publisher's violet sand-grain cloth over boards, blocked in gold and blind
Topic: Children's stories, Danish
University of Toronto - Gerstein Science Information Centre
by Plato; Riddell, James, 1823-1866
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eye 5,083
favorite 5
comment 0
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Canadian Libraries
by Eliot, Charles W. (Charles William), 1834-1926
texts
eye 5,147
favorite 1
comment 0
Topic: Literature -- Collections
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Descartes, René, 1596-1650; Hobbes, Thomas, 1588-1679; Rousseau, Jean-Jacques, 1712-1778; Voltaire, 1694-1778
texts
eye 15,775
favorite 15
comment 0
Topic: Philosophy -- Collected works
Canadian Libraries
by Eliot, Charles W. (Charles William), 1834-1926
texts
eye 6,942
favorite 2
comment 0
Topic: Literature -- Collections
California Digital Library
by Aristophanes
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eye 2,163
favorite 1
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v. 1. Confucian, Hebrew, Christian (part I)--v. 2. Christian (part II) Buddhist, Hindu, Mohammedan
Topic: Sacred books (Selections: Extracts, etc.)
Canadian Libraries
by Eliot, Charles W. (Charles William), 1834-1926
texts
eye 6,038
favorite 1
comment 0
Topic: Literature -- Collections
Canadian Libraries
by Eliot, Charles W. (Charles William), 1834-1926
texts
eye 5,629
favorite 5
comment 0
Topic: Literature -- Collections
Canadian Libraries
by Eliot, Charles W. (Charles William), 1834-1926
texts
eye 10,451
favorite 4
comment 0
Topic: Literature -- Collections
Canadian Libraries
by Eliot, Charles W. (Charles William), 1834-1926
texts
eye 6,856
favorite 2
comment 0
Topic: Literature -- Collections
Canadian Libraries
by Eliot, Charles W. (Charles William), 1834-1926
texts
eye 4,416
favorite 4
comment 1
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Topic: Literature -- Collections
The Harvard Classics- Individual Entries
by William Penn
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eye 2,719
favorite 1
comment 0
Book digitized by Google from the library of Harvard University and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb.
Source: http://books.google.com/books?id=zeKyiZFuxVgC&oe=UTF-8
Canadian Libraries
by Eliot, Charles W. (Charles William), 1834-1926
texts
eye 5,381
favorite 5
comment 2
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Topic: Literature -- Collections
Canadian Libraries
by Eliot, Charles W. (Charles William), 1834-1926
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eye 4,822
favorite 4
comment 0
Topic: Literature -- Collections
Canadian Libraries
by Eliot, Charles W. (Charles William), 1834-1926
texts
eye 6,085
favorite 1
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Topic: Literature -- Collections
Canadian Libraries
by Eliot, Charles W. (Charles William), 1834-1926
texts
eye 6,613
favorite 2
comment 0
Topic: Literature -- Collections
Canadian Libraries
by Eliot, Charles W. (Charles William), 1834-1926
texts
eye 6,687
favorite 5
comment 0
Topic: Literature -- Collections
Boston College Library
by Eliot, Charles William, 1834-1926
texts
eye 3,258
favorite 3
comment 0
v. 1. Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin; Journal of John Woolman; Fruits of Solitude/William Penn--v. 2. Apology, Phaedo and Crito/Plato; Golden sayings of Epictetus; Meditations of Marcus Aurelius--v. 3. Essays, civil and moral, and The new Atlantis/Francis Bacon; Areopagitica and Tractate on education/John Milton; Religio Medici/Sir Thomas Browne--v. 4. Complete poems of John Milton--v. 5. Essays and English traits/R. W. Emerson--v. 6. Poems and songs of Robert Burns--v. 7. Confessions of...
Topic: Literature
Canadian Libraries
by Eliot, Charles W. (Charles William), 1834-1926
texts
eye 5,126
favorite 5
comment 0
Topic: Literature -- Collections
Canadian Libraries
by Eliot, Charles W. (Charles William), 1834-1926
texts
eye 4,684
favorite 3
comment 0
Topic: Literature -- Collections
Canadian Libraries
by Eliot, Charles W. (Charles William), 1834-1926
texts
eye 6,715
favorite 3
comment 0
Topic: Literature -- Collections
Boston College Library
by Eliot, Charles William, 1834-1926
texts
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v. 1. Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin; Journal of John Woolman; Fruits of Solitude/William Penn--v. 2. Apology, Phaedo and Crito/Plato; Golden sayings of Epictetus; Meditations of Marcus Aurelius--v. 3. Essays, civil and moral, and The new Atlantis/Francis Bacon; Areopagitica and Tractate on education/John Milton; Religio Medici/Sir Thomas Browne--v. 4. Complete poems of John Milton--v. 5. Essays and English traits/R. W. Emerson--v. 6. Poems and songs of Robert Burns--v. 7. Confessions of...
Topic: Literature
Canadian Libraries
by Eliot, Charles W. (Charles William), 1834-1926
texts
eye 3,535
favorite 5
comment 0
Topic: Literature -- Collections
Canadian Libraries
by Eliot, Charles W. (Charles William), 1834-1926
texts
eye 4,768
favorite 2
comment 0
Topic: Literature -- Collections
University of Toronto - John M. Kelly Library
by Plutarch; Perrin, Bernadotte
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eye 4,436
favorite 5
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v. 1. Theseus and Romulus. Lycurgus and Numa. Solon and Publicola -- v. 2. Themistocles and Camillus. Aristides and Cato Major. Cimon and Lucullus -- v. 3. Pericles and Fabius Maximus. Nicias and Crassus -- v. 4. Alcibiades and Coriolanus. Lysander and Sulla -- v. 5. Agesilaus and Pompey. Pelopidas and Marcellus -- v. 6. dion and Brutus. Timoleon and Aemilius Paulus -- v. 7. Demosthenes and Cicero. Alexander and Caesar -- v. 8. Sertorios and Eumenes. Phocion and Cato the Younger -- v. 9....